A South Korean woman was enjoying a plate of calamari when she suddenly felt a painful "pricking, foreign-body sensation" in her mouth. It was later revealed that twelve squid spermatophores had embedded themselves in her "tongue, cheek, and gums."

Squid A Day at Science 2.0 describes spermatophores as "cups of semen" that come complete with their own "ejaculatory apparatus" capable of releasing the speam with great force.

According to the Journal of Parasitology, the 63-year-old was consuming parboiled squid, which, unlike its American cousin, does not have its internal organs removed, leaving consumers vulnerable to sperm explosions.

Luckily, doctors were able to extract the spermatophores safely, so no need to fire up the Prometheus surgery machine just yet.

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